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CBSE mulls Class 10, 12 Board exams on same date in two shifts

CBSE mulls Class 10, 12 Board exams on same date in two shifts

New Delhi, July 17: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) proposes to hold the finals for classes 10 and 12 on same dates in two shifts, said a media report today. The move aims to reduce the examination period and give teachers extra time to check answer-scripts more thoroughly, says the report published in The Hindustan Times.

The CBSE has drawn severe criticism from not only the stakeholders but the judiciary as well for its evaluation system as several students complained of variation in marks after asking the board for a relook.

The plan has been designed after consultations with principals of some of the top schools in New Delhi and its satellite cities.

The board will review the suggestions before a final decision is taken.

The CBSE with more than 18,000 affiliated schools holds the two exams spread over nearly 45 days beginning usually from March 1.

Holding the Class 12 exam in the morning and Class 10 in the afternoon, will curtail decrease the overall duration of the finals and  give the board more time to check the answer-scripts of students.

It has also been suggested that the board should ask students to suggest teachers who could be good evaluators. Another suggestion is to increase the remuneration of evaluators, at least by 20%, and to set a figure as to how many copies they need to check.

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